7 Things You Should Know About Lightboard


A number of colleges and universities are implementing lecture-recording tools in their video studios that allow instructors to face the camera while also writing on a transparent surface. The first example of such a tool was built at Northwestern University, where it was given the name Lightboard, and other institutions are beginning to develop similar tools. Lightboard offers a way to create videos that complement flipped classrooms and other online or hybrid learning models. These tools meet the student’s need for clear and informative lecture capture while offering the instructor a quick and effective method of video production that includes visual aids.

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.

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